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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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All EU Member States, with the exception of United Kingdom and Denmark, are participating in the ISF Police instrument

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WE Funding – ISFP – Improve…
Funds for: Improving cooperation between competent authorities in the area of the fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Improving cooperation between competent authorities in the area of the fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Improve law enforcement and judicial cooperation between two or more EU Member States, or at least one EU Member State, and one third country along the migratory routes towards and/or within North Africa and then onwards to the EU as a final destination;
* Enhance the prevention and fight against the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings by establishing Common Operational Partnerships (COPs) that would support structured cooperation between competent law enforcement authorities, judicial authorities and other relevant services of the participating EU Member States and third countries

Priorities
* Enhance mutual trust and cooperation internationally, regionally and nationally between different agencies, through assistance in developing and enhancing procedures as well as legal, administrative and statistical tools necessary to support the exchange of information between competent law enforcement and judicial authorities in tackling migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings;
* Improve institutional and operational setting, including through capacity building and better equipment, as a basis for cross-border cooperation between relevant third countries and EU Member States as well as EU agencies, such as Europol, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency or Eurojust and international organisations such as Interpol and UNODC where relevant;
* Improve information exchange between partner law enforcement agencies nationally, regionally and internationally

Among financed actions
* Networking, mutual trust and understanding, as well as identification, exchange and dissemination of know-how, expertise and best practice, including through coordination and exchange of information between EU Member State liaison officers in the relevant third country and the European Migration Liaison Officers based in those countries, as well as other relevant EU Agency liaison officers;
* Information sharing, cooperation and coordination between law enforcement authorities and, where applicable, international organisations, including common operational partnerships and any other form of cross-border joint operation, access to and exchange of information and interoperable technologies;
* Training, on-the-job mentoring and twinning opportunities for staff and experts of relevant authorities, on the detection, investigation and prosecution methodologies in the area of migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings, including on financial investigations and document fraud;
* Development of common training curricula and training courses for relevant law enforcement agencies, possibly in cooperation with local training institutions;
* Exchange of liaison officers in the respective countries, where appropriate, or, in agreement with partners, through participation in common operational activities such as joint investigations;
* Coordination and exchange of information between Member States’ liaison officers and the European Migration Liaison Officers (EMLOs) or other EU Agency liaison officers in the region;
* Preparatory, administrative and technical support to the deployment of an EU Member State liaison officers and short-term experts to the region or for the deployment of relevant third country officials to an EU Member State;
* Making use of existing reporting mechanisms related to migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings in the relevant third countries, and if necessary support the setting up of information hubs (e.g. 24/7 call centre) for reporting;
* Acquisition, maintenance, and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, including ICT systems and their components

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a public body;
– Be established in an EU Member State participating in the ISF Police Instrument;
– Be transnational: a partnership involving at least two entities established in two different EU Member States participating in the ISF Police instrument, or at least one EU Member State participating in the ISF Police instrument and one third country, must be established;

– The following entities are only eligible as co-applicants: Public bodies established in a third country